Monday, December 30, 2013

The End of Year 2013, Welcoming 2014 :)

i have no idea what to write, actually.
i wish i blogged more so that when December comes, i can look back and rewind to whatever that had happened in the past one year.

tules je la apa yang teringat ehhh..

1. Being a bridezilla.
haha. okayyyy  so the wedding was in May, and i was a bridezilla since December 2012 until 23rd of May 2013. i was always looking forward to blog about it - i even created a wedding blog just to hide my friends people from finding out that i was getting married, while at the same time, i JUST NEED TO TALK ABOUT IT TO THE WORLD. confused much? haha. nevermind =p 

so basically, 2013 is more on the wedding prep :  Pegi kursus kawen di Masjid Negara (it was fun fun fun indeed! ), prepare / setelkan dokumen2 kawen, setelkan OP, the dress and etc. my wedding ceremony was a simple one. kalau boleh taknak ada hantaran pun. but but but you know la kan orang tua-tua, nak taknak kena layankan aje.  so what we did was, beli barang hantaran biasa-biasa je becos i don't buy stuff to show off to people. Bukan tu je. Aku cakap taknak buat malam berinai pun dah kena jeling dek Mama, so can you imagine what wud happen if i told her that i don't want a wedding reception? i'm probably a deadmeat by now. hahaha.

2. Went to Reclaim Your Heart by Yasmin Mogahed.
Ahhhh this one! One of the best talk everrrr! Alhamdulillah, i have nothing but syukr to Allah, for giving me the opportunity to attend this event. it was a memorable one. I went to this talk with awesome ladies: Ana, Wani & Awer. Andddd, we get to hug with sister Yasmin and i get starstruck ;p

3. For the first time ever, i went to a job interview after almost 6 years. Finally! i got the courage cos i'm done being bullied. i know my 'price', and staying there would make me a fool. so yeah. gudbai kampeni jahat =p

4. Getting Married!
Wheeeee! Alhamdulillahhhhh. finally....... Allah has opened my heart. My husband is someone who was there with me all along. i mean, he's a friend of mine. we knew each other from wayyyy back masa belajar kat uni dulu. kawan je. merely as kawan. tup tup kawen. and most of our friend terkezut bila dapat invitation card. if only i can see their face when they opened the card. kahkah. mesti priceless! 

kitorang takde bercintan cintun pun. even after we got 'engaged', there's no such thing as 'i love you', 'i miss you', or whatever people in a relationship normally do/say. kekadang aku sendiri pun wondering; 'betul ke nih dia ni nak kawen dengan aku'. huhu. But honestly, Alhamdulillah for this. sebab all i want is a marriage in Islamic way.. (though kitorang tak lah alim mana pun kan. but the effort to try to be one tu ada la..)

5. I quit my job.
Yup. The timing is just right. Quitting my job for a new position. best decision everrrr and  i couldn't be more happier :)

6. Travel
Hah! This one. This year travel dalam negara sahaja. Pegi Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang, Terengganu. Tak pegi jalan jauh-jauh becos i got pregnant ;)

7. Pregnancy
Alhamdulillah. Rezeki. i'm carrying a baby, and now i'm at 6 months. Best, tapi the first trimester, and awal-awal second trimester, i was at my worst condition. Pregnancy sickness till i was almost at 5 months. i loss weight. (but now i'm gaining weight like 2kg in a month! balas dendam makan katanya. hahaha) And that is the reason why i didn't travel anywhere eventhough husband asek 'jom pegi sana', 'jom pegi sini'. maaf lah encik hasben, ur wife is not strong enough T____________T

8. Friendship
Well, friendship is what i treasure the most in this life. i'm happy and proud i'm surrounded by good friends. Hampir KESEMUA close friends datang ke rumah during the solemnization day.. even my Kakak Makeup pun cakap "Ya ALLAH Dik, bestnya awak. ramai betul kawan-kawan datang. seronok akak tengok."  Memang best walau hakikatnya, encik hasben kalo boleh taknak dorang datang time nikah sebab dia nervous. siap pesan suh datang time sanding je, toksah datang time nikah. hahahaha. cian hasbenku. nervous sangat.  tapi tau la kan budak-budak ni, lagi kita cakap jangan datang, lagiiiii dorang excited nak datang. hahahaha ;p

And becos we both appreciate this friendship, we went to see them when we got the chance. Like pegi Penang, jumpa Faz & Che Pah.. Pegi Kuantan, pegi rumah my bff- Aishah.. pegi Johor, jumpa mereka-mereka yang berada di sana, and etc. Ye la kan, yang datang masa majlis aritu sumer came all the way from Utara ke Selatan, Timur ke Barat.. Ya Allah, semoga Allah je dapat balas kesungguhan dorang nih sumer. :)

9. The Married Life
So far so good i guess. eventhough kitorang LDM; sorang kat Kemaman, sorang lagi kat sini. only during early pregnancy je rasa agak frustrated sebab hasben takder di sisi. and to make it worst, my hasben offshore for 4 weeks! haaa tu la yang paling lama. normally 2,3 minggu je. tapi boleh plak masa awal pregnancy tu dia takde 4 minggu. huuuu.. memang sedih hiba kadang-kadang nanges jugak la kan. sobsob.  #dramasangat

Tapi bagus jugak encik hasben takder di sisi sebab i couldn't stand his smell. like seriously. mual sokmo jadinya. takut juga beliau kecik hati. huhu. but he's okay with it. ye la kan, salah dia jugak jadi camnih. ehhh??! kuangkuangkuang ;p 

10. First House
Our first house, but second house(property) for him. Beli sebab i'm probably gonna moved to Kemaman to stay by his side gittewwww. Rugi kalau sewa, jadi baiklah beli saja. Yang sedihnya, rumah tu dinaiki banjir baru-baru nih. Haihhh.. dugaan. Rumah tu pun belum siap sepenuhnya. (supposed siap by December atau early next year). So sekarang ni macam agak frust sebab we've planned how to deco our home sweet home. tapi bila dah jadi banjir ni, rasa macam tak berapa ada hati nak beli furniture bagai sebab dalam kepala dah otomatik ada "alaa nanti kena banjir rugi je rosak". T___________T

11. Blogging
Err.. okay so i don't really have time to blog. been busy (cliche sangat kan). Travelogue Korea dah ke laut. pegi tahun 2012, tapi skang dah nak masuk 2014 dah pun tapi tak update2 lagi. haha. oh well. bebila ada masa mungkin akan diupdate. inshaa Allah..

12. Election
Ohh lupa nak mention pasal nih tadi. this year marks the second time for me to vote. good experience? i dunno. wait n see what's gonna happen to Malaysia next year. Segala benda naik. hebat sungguh =p


i think there's a lot of other things happened in year 2013, tapi dah terlupa. maybe i'll add some more when i remember. so, till we meet again. Hope 2014 will bring many more good things as it did to me in 2013. i'm greatly blessed and i thank Allah for all of this. i wish i'll be a better Allah's servant in 2014 onwards :)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Perbezaan di antara Pixajoy & Photobook Malaysia


actually i am worried sick right now. my hubs is stuck in banjir at Kemaman. =(
let's all pray together for the safety of people affected by this flood . Kuantan paralysed habes.
yang mana boleh menyumbang, cuba lah cari mana2 volunteer untuk sama2 bantu. otherwise, your doa pun dah good enough, inshaa Allah.

Ok now. i hafto keep my mind off this thing (maybe i'll blog about it in a different entry..).

I'd like to tell you the difference between Pixajoy's photobook and Photobook Malaysia.

My very first photobook album was from Pixajoy. i made it for my Korea trip last year. You can see it here. it was a Ruff n Tuff Debossed Hardcover, Medium size.

While my wedding album, as you can see it in the previous post, i made it using Photobook Malaysia.

Dari segi material, memang ada beza.


Leather & Imagewrap Hardcover


top: Ruff n Tuff Debossed Hardcover, Medium Size (pixajoy)
bottom: Imagewrap Hardcover, Large Size (photobook)


ok. dari segi paper quality.

Pixajoy - yang atas ni using Art Paper with Gloss Lamination (kalau tak silap). kertas dia lebih kurang macam gambar yang kita selalu cuci kat kedai tu. 


Ada certain album Pixajoy yang kita boleh upgrade dari segi content materialnya: Textured Paper Linen. tak tau la cemana, tapi mungkin sama macam Photobook's Matte Textured kot..

Photobook - like i mentioned before.. photobook ada 4 types of paper. so korang boleh pilih mana yang berkenan di hati. like myself, i chose Matte Textured & Photo Lustre. i also like Superfine Eggshell, tapi belum buat lagi lah. ini based apa yang aku tengok & rasa masa kat office Photobook Malaysia. Premium Silk- err tak ingat material dia cemana. ngeee. 

korang boleh check details kat sini.

Between Matte Textured & Photo Lustre- i prefer Matte Textured sebab classy & elegant :)

Tu je la kot yang boleh dibezakan.
dari segi software, lebih kurang sama je. dedua senang guna.

IMHO, i prefer Photobook Malaysia untuk buat exclusive album. Tapi kalau travel album ke, journal ke, i prefer Pixajoy. Currently i'm collecting materials for my pregnancy journal (hihi), but i'm not sure whether to use Pixajoy or Photobook. aritu kan Groupon ada free Square Photobook, dah selamat pun aku rembat. bak kata hasben aku: " amek je. free. kita tak rugi pun.". Err. seriously, hasben aku yang gila photobook skang nih. nanti aku la yang jadi mangsa jadi designer. T_____T

Now we already have 4 vouchers (Photobook Malaysia)
1- Large Landscape.
1- Medium Landscape.
1- Medium Potrait
1- Square Photobook.

Plannya, yang medium tu sumer untuk buat copy wedding album for our parent's house.
ye la kan, cian umah mak ayah kita takde album kawen kita. kekadang sedara sepupu sepapat datang sebab nak tengok wedding album kita, so kalau ada copy senang sket =)

Kalau korang ada komen atau info lain mengenai Photobook, boleh la share kat sini yer.
TQ 
=)


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

So.. i designed my wedding album using Photobook Malaysia..

Yup. Hubs and I decided to make our wedding album by ourselves (by 'our' means I ;p )
Senang citer, we only hire a photographer (OP) to cover 3 events (nikah, bride's reception & groom's reception) but for the album, we're gonna do it by ourselves.

Kitorang takde beli groupon/dealmates/etc pun. We went straight to Photobook Malaysia's office at Kota Kemuning right after the wedding in June and from there, we looked around and ask few things before decided to buy 2 vouchers for our wedding album. Bukannya apa, me being a fussy & so-called perfectionist, of course lah nak yang terbaik untuk wedding album, mana bolei main taram je. kang nanges tengok wedding album sendiri pulak =p

So, dah belek-belek dan dah puas hati with the paper quality bagai, kami pun beli laa 2 vouchers of Imagewrap Large Landscape worth of RM368 each. (voucher tu harganya RM128.80). (Last week punya promotion lagiiii murah gilaaa tensen gua tengok sampai encik hasben sendiri suh beli walopun belum tau nak guna untuk apa. motif?? hahaha)

Anyway, fyi.. i only started to design our wedding album only last week. yup. LAST WEEK.

reason 1: we received our wedding pics softcopy somewhere in July ke August tah. yer, agak lewat. takpe lah kan, nak buat camno.. dah ko hire OP yang busy -___-"

reason 2: pregnancy sickness yang sangatttt sangatttt severe. takde lah tahap kritikal sampai masuk spital. but still, i feel nausea and vomit all the time! takleh buat kije. i cudn't look on my PC! laptop lagi lah tak bukak. (now only i understand how my colleagues' feeling bila gi office tapi asek melepek kat surau sebab tak larat. yer, dulu aku memang hangin je bila tengok cik-kak, cik kak ni tido kat surau. macam makan gaji buta je kan. tapi rupanya memang sungguh tak mampu nak buat kije. T___T )

so, that's the reasons.
yang bestnya, last week design photobook, pastu upload dan minggu ni dah pun terima the final product. so yeaayy!! Alhamdulillah.

My Nikah Album is an imagewrap hardcover. silap pilih sebnanya. I wanted a Buckram or Leather hardcover, tapi terselect imagewrap. hadeiii..

i email-ed them regarding this matter, siap call lagi. tapi rupanya once dah upload, u can't modify the album. frust gila time tu. dah la hardcover yang lain tu pun, takleh nak letak nama camni:

 tapi takpe lah kan. redha je lah. benda da lepas T__T

***

Anyway, here are some pics for you to see just in case u're wondering how it looks like.
there are two albums. with two different materials:

1. Nikah/Solemnization album
- Cover Material & Size : Imagewrap Hardcover Large Landscape 15" × 11"
- Paper Material : Matte Textured (macam ala2 canvas, tapi paper. bukannya water-proof ya)
- Total pictures :  123 pcs






nampak tak the canvas-like paper material?
memang nampak class & exclusive!




Dahhh.. tunjuk sesikit sudahhhh ;p

2. Sanding / Reception album (Melaka side)
- Cover Material : Debossed Hardcover Leather Large Landscape 15" × 11"
- Paper Material : Photo Lustre (agak licin & shiny )
- Total pictures :  149 pcs

leather hardcover


Photo Lustre Paper Type




erk. camno nak betulkan gambo nih?
just nak bagitau, masih cun 1 page utk masukkan 12 keping gambar. =)


spread page.


okeh. i think that's all.
our 3rd album probably next week baru dapat.
i'm thinking to use Superfine Eggshell, tapi encik hasben disagree :(
hmm.. guess i'm gonna stick to Photo Lustre kot to avoid critical damage since we have toddler nephews/niece. takut cepat koyak pulak kalau guna superfine eggshell.

so.. hope this helps u people in designing ur own photobook.

Sekian =)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

hello again.

My last post in this blog was in June.
And today, it's October already. 2nd October to be exact - my lovely youngest sister's birthday :)

Anyway,
Hi.
I'm back again. not sure for how long, though.
will update again later once kerajinan datang kembali.

Till then,
Take care :)

Sunday, June 9, 2013

married to my bestfriend, i am now a Mrs!

...and so, that is the reason of my absence from this blog for the past few months; 
busy preparing for my wedding. thehehe.

who would have thought.. the same guy i've been traveling with, is the guy that i'm gonna get married to.
even masa di Korea tahun lepas pun, we never discuss about feelings and stuffs.
(back then i even thought that he already has a gf or fiancee or something. )
we were just a bunch of friends pegi holiday bersama.
and few months later:
Alhamdulillah..  i am married to my bestest friend. :)


gambar from the OP probably dapat next month kot, so for now i'll let you guys see gambar from the amatur je la ek. teaser aje sudehhhh ;p

Nikah  / Solemnization / 24th May 2013



Him: Don't worry. everything will be alright. *gelak jahat*
Me: Gulp!  (crap. dah sah nikah. takleh lari dah. pfftt)



my family . all yellowish.
my nephew (Fahri) takde dalam gambar.. probably tido like a baby (well, he is a baby ;p )



our lovely awesome friends that came to the nikah that night.
serious happy gila time ni dapat share our precious moment dengan dorang. ^^,


Resepsi / Reception / 25th May 2013






Anyway...
i super loveeeee my nikah dress!
simple kurung moden with pleated trailing kain (tak nampak dalam gambar nih. huhu).


and ohh that little cutie boy, is my handsome nephew: Fahri :)


love my reception dress too!
inspired by the Greek. ngehngehngeh.


sekian. 
kalau rajin saya update lagi.
:)


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My Awesome South Korea Photobook from Pixajoy

hey guys, Assalamualaikum!
 i know i know..
 i've been neglecting this blog for quite some time and i keep repeating the same cliche-reason : that i'm busy with stuffs. but i AM busy with stuffs! and one of the reason is this:



yeszaaaa! It's my first photobook baby! hehehe.
just received it yesterday and it makes me a happy girl. (^__^,)
 i bought a Pixajoy's photobook voucher with a very reasonable price from Groupon last year.
Then i add a few bucks to add from 40 pages to 50 pages, and to change the layout from portrait to landscape. (if you have any inquiry, just ask them on FB, they'll immediately come back to you and explain whatever you want to ask)

....  and here is the result:




 urgh. pls excuse my layout design yang tak berapa nak cantik tu. huhu.
it's my first time, yo! and i only did it during lunch break at the office.
(which explains why it took me almost a week to finish it. sorting gambar je dah berbulan-bulan (refer here). hahahahaha. )

Anyway, Pixajoy's having CNY promotion which will end soon.
It's a good deal, you might don't want to miss out!
here is the link. go grab it! xD

 ps: 
album di atas baru volume 1 : South Korea Day 1 to Day 3. ada 6 hari di Korea masih belum diprintkan lagi. hahahaha. Pasni gigih la nak sambung design photobook. huhuhu~